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Games for Good: MDM Students Build Serious Games

Apr 3, 2019 By Crissy Campbell

This semester three MDM student projects are using games or gamified technology to teach healthy behavioral changes in response to three very different problems industry clients posed to them. The three teams: The Goal Diggers, Viva la Vida, and the Brain Bros—while given different problems and briefed by very different clients—all decided to solve their clients’ problems by building digital, gamified solutions.

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Students Pitch Personalized Experiences at CBC Hackathon

Mar 21, 2019 By Crissy Campbell

The CBC hosted their annual hackathon at the beginning of February, which was focused around the theme of content personalization, with an aim at improving relationships with their audiences. Back in December, three teams from MDM Cohort 13 submitted their proposals and two were selected to participate in the hackathon.

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MDM Students Create Ancient VR City with UBC Archeology

Feb 13, 2019 By Crissy Campbell

A team of MDM students are working to create an ancient VR city this semester. Working with UBC’s department of Archeology and KAMBE, the team has been tasked with creating a completely new type of archeological experience. By combining existing remote sensing technologies and geophysics with immersive technologies, the team wants to give users a sense of what it was like to live in Late Bronze Age Cyprus.

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MDM Students Win Student UX Award at the Vancouver User Experience Awards

Dec 6, 2018 By Crissy Campbell

A team of MDM students won the student award at the Vancouver User Experience Awards last Thursday. Team Accenture, which includes Alyzah Kaharin , Charity Principe , Rex Shi , Joseph Coombes , Mengxuan (Amy) Li and So Jeong Bae , won for an augmented reality training app they built...

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MDM Venture Internship Creates AR For Live Events

Nov 22, 2018 By Crissy Campbell

Cell phones at concerts and other live events are unavoidable, everyone uses them. Is there a way to leverage concert-goers’ cell phones to help enhance the event and give them access to more engaging experiences? This is what two MDM students, Marina Bertoldi and Julie Puech, are...

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How Pre-MDM Prepares You To Become a Top Student in the MDM Program

Oct 24, 2018 By Crissy Campbell

The MDM program is unique in that, rather than focusing on hard skills like coding and design, the program focuses on soft skills such as collaboration, teamwork and leadership, and how to apply these skills to the digital media industry. Soft skills were have been identified as key...

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Three MDM Student Cohorts Work Together To Develop VR Theater at SIGGRAPH

Oct 4, 2018 By Crissy Campbell

This past summer, Vancouver hosted SIGGRAPH, an annual computer graphics conference. The conference attracts tens of thousands of global visitors and was the first time SIGGRAPH was back in Vancouver since 2014. MDM faculty Larry Bafia was this year’s producer for the Computer...

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How We Managed an xR Prototyping Lab This Summer, Part 3

Aug 23, 2018 By Crissy Campbell

Improving a Game Prototype and Building an AR App for Set Designers This semester, a team of MDM students formed an xR prototyping lab. Rather than being paired up with an industry client for the semester, they were matched with 5 different clients on a series of 2-3 week rapid xR...

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